The Academic Support Center at APSU is in the process of developing new content for this page to assist our students. Please check back frequently to see what new items are available. The material on these pages have been donated by APSU faculty, staff, tutors, and students. We invite you to review these resources. If you find or create other resources that you would like to share, we invite you to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of materials requested
The Academic Support Center believes that students learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning process. Contributions which guide students to explore information and create learning materials for their own use are welcomed. Contributions which do not encourage individual engagement (example: already created flash cards) will not be used.
Resources by Department
- Rossman/Chance Applets (applets for statistics)
- Exponents (Khan Academy Tutorial)
- Negative Exponents (Tutorial)
- Properties of Exponents (Tutorial)
- Graphing Exponential Functions (Tutorial)
- Exponential Growth Functions (Tutorial)
- Introduction to Logarithms (Tutorial)
Standardized Test Preparation
- Tennessee Electronic Library (select Test Prep for ACT, Career Tools for other practice exams)
- Analytical Essay
- Annotated Bibliographies
- Book Review
- Cause and Effect
- Close Reading and Explication
- Compare and Contrast
- Definition Essay
- Descriptive Essay
- Division Classification
- Exemplification Essay
- Literary Analysis vs. Plot Summary vs Plot Interpretation
- Literature Essays Guidelines
- Movie Review
- Narrative Essay
- Persuasive (Argumentative) Essay
- Play Review
- Process Analysis Essay
- Proposal Writing
- Research Paper
Microsoft Student Advantage Program, Microsoft Office for FREE!*
Everyone at APSU is united behind a single goal – help prepare our students to become the best they can be. Now, there’s an exciting new benefit that aims to go a long way to achieve that goal. Our school has made an agreement with Microsoft to provide Office to every one of our students for free. This automatically updatable, subscription-based software ensures our students always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more for as long as they’re a student here and the program continues. According to IDC, students with Office skills are better prepared for work in the professional world.
- Microsoft Office365 includes:
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
- Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets
- Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
- Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular document software
- Use the same programs as the faculty to ensure full file fidelity
This offer is available to all students at APSU. To get your complimentary copy of Office, click the button below and follow the on screen instructions. Contact the APSU Help Desk at 931-221-4357 or visit install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for installation assistance.
Microsoft Word is a word processing program for creating and editing text documents. While it is commonly used to create text documents like book reviews and research papers it can also be used to create flyers, labels, and much more! Here are a few resources we found helpful when using Office 365!
Microsoft Excel is a software program produced by Microsoft that allows users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. Excel can also be used to track data, build models for analyzing data, write formulas to perform calculations on that data, pivot the data in numerous ways, and present data in a variety of professional looking charts. Here are a few resources we found helpful when using Office 365!
Microsoft PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office and Office365. It is commonly used in business and education to convey information rich in multimedia and supplement presentations. Here are a few resources we found helpful when using Office 365!
Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Officesuite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing. Here are a few resources we found helpful when using Office 365!
*Please be advised that this program will discontinue for each student in the event that that student graduates or terminates enrollment with APSU.
Resources for Other Learning Centers
This page is a work in progress. Our policy for resource utilization, additional resources and information, as well as links to other organizations that are helpful to Learning Centers will be posted here. If you have a resource you would like for us to share, please contact us.
Resource Utilization Policy
As a part of the higher education community, the Academic Support Center at Austin Peay State University is committed to the sharing of information to further the educational goals of students everywhere. Any of the information and handouts provided on the pages of the Academic Support Center's website may be freely used for non-commercial, educational purposes. This policy does not extend to any of the photographs or images presented on this website, nor does it apply to websites linked to our own. We do ask that any materials used be properly attributed to our services at APSU.
- Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP)
- College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)
- National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA)
- National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
- Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention (TASSR)